Cute but which of the list of links that animation returns is the one that answered James' question?

The first is a hardware link that discusses the components of the front panel, the cables that connect it, and the various bezels and whatnot. Nothing there about how to power down the system from the front panel. In addition the link is to POWER5 hardware while he has POWER6.

The second is a link to the System Builder for Power6. A very nice book indeed bug again nothing in there about how to actually use the front panel.

Link three is another IBM link but this time to a Sales Manual link. Good luck getting information from the sales manual on how to operate the system.

Link four is closer as it is the first link to actually return any information on how to utilize the control panel for something. Sadly it talks only about how to return the FSP addresses which aren't so useful when everything else in the DC has already been powered down to save, well, Power.

Link 5 is how to physically replace the control panel of the server when the Power is already off. Again, not really useful.

Link 6 finally is a link to a PDF document that describes option 8 at least which is one option for bringing the server down in some situation.

The remaining links are additional mishits for the search phrase.

NONE of the links on that page describe the use of the Power Push Button.

Look, thanks for playing but if you're going to post a snarky response at least make sure it clearly and unequivocally answers the OPs question.

If *I* was in a hurry to power a system down because it was super hot or because the UPS was about to take leave, I would:

1) Set the system mode to Manual
- Up arrow to 2, then Enter
- Up arrow to A, B, or D with M
- Enter until back to 02.
2) Press the Power (White) button until I saw 0?
3) Release and then press the Power button again to confirm that I wand the power off.

** NOT RECOMMENDED *** if you have other options but it is still better than letting the power simply fail.

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis - Personal Development IBM i timeshare service. - Commercial IBM i Cloud Hosting.

On 9/8/2015 7:52 PM, Roger Harman wrote:

Google & the IBM Info Center are your friends....

Roger Harman
COMMON Certified Application Developer – ILE RPG on IBM i on Power
OCEAN User Group

Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2015 16:38:52 -0700
From: jamesl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: What's the safest way to shut down an E4A with only the physical front panel?

What's the safest way to shut down an E4A with only the physical front
panel available?

We had another power failure, I'd already shut down (to shed the load) a
Linux box with the only convenient terminal emulator, and the aging
batteries in the UPS gave out before I could initiate a controlled

Thankfully, everything IPL'd just fine after the power was restored.

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